Volunteering is a great way to get involved and give back to the Huntingdon Valley community. Volunteering has many benefits! You can gain skills for future careers, help others in need, meet new friends, network with local business, and gain new knowledge and experience. It can also help you realize a career path or major, and you can gain real-life experience in areas of interest for you.
One great website for finding volunteer opportunities is Volunteer Match. It helps align you with potential volunteer sites based on your location, age, and interest areas: https://www.volunteermatch.org/
Certain clubs within our school offer service projects, such as the Interact Club (see Ms. Quinn or Mrs. Specht) or the National Honor Society if you are selected to join.
Many of our students volunteer at Abington Hospital and the Huntingdon Valley Library. Follow these links for more information:
- Abington Hospital Volunteer: https://www.abingtonhealth.org/JoinOurTeam/volunteer/volunteering-at-abington-hospital/#.XECzuFxKjcs
- Huntingdon Valley Library: http://hvlibrary.org/2018/05/volunteers-needed/
- Also with Huntingdon Valley Library: Serve on the Teen Advisory Board! This is a great way for students to earn their volunteer hours. This group of teen advisors meets one Friday afternoon a month to help brainstorm ideas for programs, prepare for events, and work on projects to improve the library. (See flyer on the right.)
- Other ideas for community service that you can do on your own: https://blog.prepscholar.com/129-examples-of-community-service-projects
There are also many clubs and activities to join that involve volunteering and service hours. The full list is below: